Christian School Kicks Out Disabled Student for Needing a Service Dog

There are so many examples of Christians behaving badly that it barely raises an eyebrow anymore, but this story is a new low.

Anika Bjornson, a fifth-grade student in Tualatin, Oregon, has a severe case of juvenile diabetes. It’s so severe that she has to bring a trained service dog with her to school. The dog (amazingly, to me) lets her know when her blood sugar is too high or low so she can take steps to correct it. [Read more...]

A Separate Legal Issue About That Church Putting on A Charlie Brown Christmas

There’s been a big controversy lately because an atheist parent is upset over the fact that Terry Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas wants to take students on a field trip to see A Charlie Brown Christmas at a local church. You can read more about the story here. [Read more...]

Ask Richard: Bigoted College Teacher Focuses on Atheist Student

Hello Richard, I’m an atheist in a mostly Christian, republican state trying to get through college with my sanity intact. I graduate next semester, and thought I’d manage to get through this without any serious repercussions due to my unpopular views. Unfortunately my business law teacher this semester might break that record. The first class [Read More...]

Michael Shermer Answers Questions for a Philosophy Class

Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, recently invited Michael Shermer to do a A & A session for students. That lecture was recorded and begins at the 4:30 mark in the video below: [Read more...]

German Reporter Goes Undercover at Fundamentalist Christian College

A few years ago, writer Kevin Roose (now a reporter for the New York Times) wrote a fantastic book called The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University. It was about a semester he spent undercover at Jerry Falwell‘s super-Christian Liberty University. [Read more...]


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